From Wednesday July 28th, the Fashion for Good museum features a new audio tour narrated by Dutch rapper Dio. In the tour, visitors can listen to Dio explain the rise of fast fashion, why sustainable fashion is so important for people and planet, and what kinds of natural materials can be used to create the fashion of the future. The tour is in Dutch and is free to all visitors to the sustainable fashion museum on the Rokin in Amsterdam.
The Good Fashion Fund, the Fashion for Good initiated fund to drive sustainable manufacturing practices, has signed its first deal with Indian manufacturer Pratibha Syntex Limited. The 4.5 million US dollar, long-term loan, will support Pratibha Syntex’s planned capital expenditures for the replacement of machinery and expansion of sustainable equipment in their spinning, processing and garmenting divisions.
Today, on World Rainforest Day, Fashion for Good celebrates the successful completion of the Viscose Traceability Pilot, a consortium project with Fashion for Good partners BESTSELLER and Kering to trace sustainable viscose in garments using innovator TextileGenesis’ blockchain tracing solution. With an estimated 30% of viscose sourced from endangered forests, the validation of TextileGenesis’ solution, is an important step towards transparency in the value chain, and ensuring fibres originate from renewable sources.
Fashion for Good launches the Renewable Carbon Textiles Project, bringing together a pioneering consortium to accelerate the development of Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHA polymer fibres; a promising biosynthetic alternative to fossil based fibres with the potential to reduce carbon emissions in the fashion supply chain.
From June 5, Museum Pass holders can visit the Fashion for Good Museum for free – good news now that all museums can physically open their doors again! After the registration with the Museum Register at the end of last year, the registration with the Museum Association has now also been completed. Due to this important step, the museum can reach an even wider audience to embrace sustainable fashion.
Fashion for Good launches the Sorting for Circularity Project to address this challenge on a scale greater than ever before. Bringing together key brands and industry leaders from across Europe, the project will conduct a comprehensive textile waste analysis using more accurate, innovative Near Infrared (NIR) technology, while also mapping textile recycler’s capabilities.
Fashion for Good is proud to announce six young creative talents to the GROW talent project. The creatives were selected from a pool of 119 applicants from across the Netherlands by a jury of creative professionals.
To highlight the positive impact reusable packaging could generate, Fashion for Good, in partnership with Utrecht University and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, have collaboratively authored a white paper, “The Rise of Reusable Packaging: Understanding the Impact and Mapping a Path to Scale”, presenting an overview of reusable packaging in the fashion industry and providing the industry with key considerations for wide scale adoption.
AMSTERDAM – the Fashion for Good Museum will participate in the Upcoming edition of the National Museum Week, taking place from the 19th to 25th of April. During Museum Week, a spotlight is given to Dutch museum collections with museums offering interesting events that this year, will all be digital!
Fashion for Good has selected ten new innovators to participate in the third batch of their South Asia Innovation Programme. This batch includes innovators from eight countries adding Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia to the roster. With this cohort Fashion for Good expands it’s regional programme deeper into the South East Asian market, further solidifying the platform’s presence and shining a spotlight on innovations from the region.
Today Fashion for Good announces the official partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. “We’re incredibly proud to welcome them as a corporate partner and excited to collaborate together, further helping them in executing and achieving their ambitions towards affecting positive change in the fashion industry,” says Katrin Ley Managing Director Fashion for Good.
AMSTERDAM – Fruit skin fabric, mushroom ‘leather’, spider-silk, dye made by bacteria and algae; GROW, the new exhibition from the Fashion for Good Museum in Amsterdam explores the biomaterials and cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the sustainable future of fashion. What exactly are biomaterials? How sustainable are they and what makes them different from traditional fibres like cotton and hemp? And does bio always mean better and sustainable? Navigating the many different kinds of sustainable materials can be challenging. For their year-long exhibition, curated and developed in-house for the first time, the Fashion for Good Museum dives into all things biomaterials.
Fashion for Good selects 14 new start-up innovators to join their Accelerator Programme’s eighth batch. A total of 22 innovators pitched their solutions to Fashion for Good partners during a virtual Selection Day. With solutions in raw materials, processing, end-of-use, digital acceleration, plastics, impact tracking, the 14 innovators selected will begin the Accelerator Programme immediately, receiving tailormade mentoring, piloting guidance and industry expertise to help these technologies scale.
AMSTERDAM – Cotton makes up nearly 30% of global textile production, yet accounts for 24% of global insecticide use and being a water intensive crop, can require up to 10.000 litres of water per kilogram in its cultivation. Innovation in cotton farming practices is greatly needed to reduce pesticide, land and water use.
Fashion for Good launches a new, two-year pilot project in collaboration with leading brands Kering and PVH Corp. and leading global textile manufacturer Arvind Limited to pilot a radically resource-efficient cotton farming technology provided by Fashion for Good innovator, Materra (formerly hydroCotton). Materra’s innovative combination of precision agriculture, environmental control and real-time data tracking facilitate resilience for cotton farming in developing regions where climate and resources prove challenging for cotton cultivation.
AMSTERDAM – Nature is often the source of inspiration in the fashion world, but unfortunately, it is also plundered for fast fashion. The system behind the fashion industry must change; a circular industry is the answer and new materials that are more sustainable than current conventional fabrics are an important part of this.
That’s why Fashion for Good is starting the GROW talent project, a 3-month programme from July 2021 – in which innovative biomaterials are used to create the next generation of sustainable fashion, showing the future of fashion in an exhibition at the Fashion for Good Museum on Rokin in Amsterdam from October 2021.
AMSTERDAM – Last year, dozens of emerging fashion talents competed for a final spot in the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition – Redress Design Award – and starting today, the winning looks of 2020 can be seen in a new exhibition at the Fashion for Good Museum. The competition is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, which is why the work of a number of successful alumni has been added to the exhibition. Alumni looks and products are also sold exclusively in the Fashion for Good museum shop.
NEW YORK & AMSTERDAM – ‘UNDERSTANDING ‘BIO’ MATERIAL INNOVATIONS: a primer for the fashion industry’ co-authored by Biofabricate and Fashion for Good will be publicly released during a special Biofabricate event on December 7th, 2020.
As fashion brands make bolder commitments to address their environmental and social impact issues, there is growing interest in new, more ‘sustainable’ biomaterials. But what exactly are biomaterials? How are they made? What do they contain and how do they differ?
This report provides the first comprehensive review of biomaterial technologies for fashion. By collating key learnings and insights from leading industry experts from both biotech and fashion, the report serves as a unifying and foundational reference for change and innovation across the supply chain.
MUMBAI – Today, Fashion for Good celebrates the progress achieved over the past year since launching their South Asia Innovation Programme during their annual end of year event. To round off an eventful year, Fashion for Good announces their newest regional partner, Birla Cellulose – part of the Aditya Birla Group, as well as the graduation of 9, first batch start-ups, many of whom have successfully engaged with leading manufactures to bring their solutions to market in a year filled with unprecedented challenges.
AMSTERDAM – Launching the Viscose Traceability Project today, Fashion for Good brings together a pioneering consortium to pilot a solution that verifies sustainable viscose fibres along the fashion supply chain. Developed in collaboration with BESTSELLER and Kering, the project applies the innovative blockchain technology from TextileGenesis™ (a Fashion for Good Innovator) to trace the viscose in the textile supply chain spanning eight countries. In addition to their operational support, BESTSELLER and Kering, together with Zalando, provide the financial backing needed to enable the nine month project.
AMSTERDAM – This weekend, the sustainable fashion museum in Amsterdam is introducing several programmes for children from 6 to 12 years old. Young visitors can go on a scavenger hunt, take part in a material bingo and celebrate their birthdays by designing and painting their own sustainable T-shirts with beetroot, turmeric and avocado seeds.
AMSTERDAM – Twelve pioneering players in the fashion and textile industries are breaking new ground by demonstrating an entirely circular model for commercial garment production. This is a world first in the fashion industry. The consortium of brands, manufacturers, suppliers, innovators and research institutes participating in the European Union-funded “New Cotton Project”, will prove that circular, sustainable fashion is not only an ambition, but can be achieved today. The project also aims to act as an inspiration and steppingstone for further, even bigger circular initiatives in the industry going forward.
AMSTERDAM – The Fashion for Good Experience, the world’s first interactive museum focused on sustainable fashion, is convening an Advisory Council this week and welcoming two new board members. In addition, the museum is officially registered with the Museum Registry from this month and thus meets the same national standards as other large museums in the Netherlands. These are important steps to strengthen the future of the museum and to deepen the programming.
AMSTERDAM / MUMBAI – In a first of its kind report, Fashion for Good together with Circular Apparel Innovation Factory provide a comprehensive overview of the “State of Circular Innovation in the Indian Fashion and Textile Industries”, outlining the opportunities and solutions across the Indian supply chains that are enabling the industry to leap towards sustainability. India is a global leader in manufacturing and one of the largest consumer markets for fashion. The ongoing search for circular innovations to address the critical environmental challenges unique to the industry requires context to factor in the nuances and uniqueness of the local landscape. This report, mapping the entire landscape, showcases the opportunities driving the industry in India forward.
AMSTERDAM/BERLIN – A new pilot project orchestrated by Fashion for Good, together with Zalando and circular.fashion, an innovator from the Fashion for Good Accelerator Programme, launches today to test their circularity.ID at scale; a traceability solution that increases the resale and recycling opportunities for clothing. The current linear system is the root cause of the fashion industry’s immense environmental footprint: more than 70% of garments are thrown away due to style preference rather than quality and less than 1% of garments are recycled into new clothing. Integrating circularity.ID into products enables companies to have a transparent flow of information between material suppliers, brands, consumers and recyclers, facilitating garment sorting for reuse or recycling and further driving circularity in the e-commerce sector.
AMSTERDAM – The Fashion for Good Museum launches the new exhibition “Patchwork 2020” by Dutch designer Tess van Zalinge, exploring the boundaries of physical and digital design. As such, the opening is an entirely digital event, with a special live broadcast with Tess from her Amsterdam studio, in which she explains the process and thoughts behind her new demi-couture collection, and Fashion for Good’s Experience Manager Gwen Boon takes the audience through the exhibition in the Fashion for Good Museum. A unique virtual gathering in which, together with the public, we will discover how we can change the fashion industry from a designers’ perspective.
AMSTERDAM – the Fashion for Good initiated “Full Circle Textiles Project: Scaling Innovations in Cellulosic Recycling” – a first-of-its-kind consortium project, launches today. As much as 73% of clothing produced is sent to landfill or is incinerated and of all new clothing made, less than 1% of material used comes from recycled sources. Focusing on cellulosic fibres, this Project aims to validate and eventually scale promising technologies in chemical recycling from a select group of innovators to tackle these issues. Leading global organisations Laudes Foundation, Birla Cellulose, Kering, PVH Corp. and Target join Fashion for Good, to explore the disruptive solutions, with the goal of creating new fibres and garments from used clothing and ultimately drive industry-wide adoption.
The industry’s leading subject matter experts have united as the Fashion Conveners. Spurred by the vulnerabilities the global pandemic brought forward, the group recognises the urgency to accelerate the transformational changes needed to reduce the environmental and social impacts across fashion.
Wastewater treatment poses a significant challenge to manufacturers and fashion brands as well as an attractive opportunity for innovation. Presented with the game-changing wastewater treatment system developed by Scaling Programme start-up SeaChange Technologies, Fashion for Good initiated a pilot project to assess the feasibility of the solution at scale. With the support of partners Arvind Limited, BESTSELLER, C&A and PVH Corp., the pilot provides encouraging results for future implementation of the technology in the supply chain.
Fashion for Good’s South Asia Innovation Programme today welcomes 9 start-up innovators into the second batch of its regional Programme. Focusing on technologies and innovations in raw materials, wet processing, packaging, end-of-use and digital acceleration, the new selection of innovators bring solutions into the Programme crucial to the manufacturing and supply chains in South Asia. The second batch joins Fashion for Good’s global selection of start-ups driving the industry’s transformation towards a more sustainable, circular system.
After a brief hiatus, the Fashion for Good Experience has reopened and, as of tomorrow, launches a new theme titled “A CUT ABOVE”. The theme leads programming and events in the museum for the next six months, showing visitors how we can reimagine the way our clothes are designed, made and worn. The selected brands, emroce, Flavia La Rocca, senscommon, The Fabricant, Unspun and Wires, showcase fashion done differently, with 3D weaving, body scans, modular fashion and entirely digital fashion and are available to purchase today in the Good Shop. In addition, the Fashion for Good Experience introduces their new digital museum tours as well as five new, unique exhibition pieces.
The Good Fashion Fund welcomes Rabobank as an investor to the fund. Launched in September of 2019, Rabobank is the first senior debt investor to the fund and joins Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation) and the Mills Fabrica as co-investors in the first investment fund focused solely on driving the implementation of innovative solutions in the fashion industry.
In light of recent events, Fashion for Good has investigated the impact on the fashion industry and potential solutions that can address the issues that have arisen as a result. In the coming weeks, we will be publishing a series of pieces on Fashion for Good’s medium channel that focus on key areas; stock management, supply chain transformation and digital acceleration, that require attention and the innovations that can provide solutions during the crisis.
From June 1st, the Fashion for Good Experience will open its doors again to visitors. As with all other museums in the Netherlands, the Experience had to close temporarily due to COVID-19. The sustainable fashion innovation museum will open again with an online reservation system that will be accessible via the website, in order to guarantee the safety of its visitors and to avoid long queues outside. In addition, the opening hours will be adjusted and there will be new programming in order to continue to inspire and educate the public through digital channels.
As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect all of our daily lives, we are starting to perceive the effects and implications it has across industries and operations. We’re becoming aware of a new reality the likes of which we have not seen and the outcomes of which we cannot foresee. In these times of uncertainty, we acknowledge the path ahead will be a challenging one, both personally and professionally, as well as transformational. For the time being, we are pushing forward with our mission responsibly and appropriately, our team is working from home and is available as always, approaching each challenge as they become apparent.
Today Fashion for Good selects 13 new start-ups to join their Accelerator Programme’s seventh batch. Due to the current circumstances surrounding Covid-19, Fashion for Good held their very first virtual Selection Day, hosting the international audience of corporate partners and innovators through an online webinar. 21 innovators pitched their ideas to Fashion for Good corporate partners and advisors. 13 innovators were then selected from the group to begin the Accelerator Programme immediately.
Today Fashion for Good’s South Asia Innovation Programme officially starts with the selection of 9 new innovators. With innovations in raw materials, wastewater management, dyeing solutions, textile waste solutions, blockchain, AI and machine learning innovations, the first batch of regional start-ups join a global selection of start-ups at the cutting-edge who are driving the industry’s transformation towards a circular system.
Innovations emerging in the fashion industry in response to sustainability pressures present unprecedented investment opportunities, which Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Fashion for Good estimate at $20 billion to $30 billion annually, according to their new report, Financing the Transformation in the Fashion Industry: Unlocking Investment to Scale Innovation, which is being released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Fashion for Good Experience opens a temporary exhibition with the outfits of the 2019 finalists of the Redress Design Award – the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. The unique pieces of the finalists are made via upcycling, zero waste and/or reconstruction techniques.
Fashion for Good today launches a new pilot project; The Circular Polybag Pilot which will explore a solution that aims to reduce the use and impact of virgin polybags in the fashion industry. Orchestrated by Fashion for Good in partnership with adidas, C&A, Kering, Otto Group and PVH Corp., with Cadel Deinking, an innovator from the Fashion for Good Accelerator Programme, the pilot is a first in the apparel industry to trial a truly circular solution for polybags.
Fashion for Good hosted their first Innovation Day in South Asia, orchestrated in partnership with Colombo Innovation Tower(CIT), an initiative of the Design Corp Group, on November 28th. The event leads up to the launch of Fashion for Good’s dedicated regional innovation programme which officially starts in January 2020.
Fashion for Good is the global initiative bringing together the entire apparel industry to innovate and collaborate for Good Fashion. South Asia is a global leader in manufacturing and one of the largest consumer markets for fashion. Partnerships with local brands and manufacturers, such as the global home textile leaders Welspun allows for swifter scaling of sustainable innovations and implementation of pilot programmes that lead to adoption into the fashion value chain.
There are large differences between making and maintaining clothes from a century ago to now, and somewhere during this development we have lost the connection to our clothing. To highlight these changes, the Zuiderzee Museum and the Fashion for Good Experience have teamed up for a special presentation and dedicated programming focused on sustainability and our personal relationship to clothing.
The pioneering Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot successfully combines on-product markers and blockchain technology to track organic cotton from farm to consumer; a first in the apparel industry. The multi-stakeholder initiative is a collaboration between Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation and the Organic Cotton Accelerator, with support from C&A, Kering, PVH Corp. and Zalando with Bext360 as the leading technical partner.
On the 2nd of November the Fashion for Good Experience joined Museumnacht for the first time. With a special programme built around the question: “What does sustainability mean to you?”, different fashion changemakers unveiled a unique T-shirt design and shared their personal message with the public. The five changemakers all have a personal or professional connection to fashion and contribute to the industry in different ways: Jessica Gyasi, Hanna Verboom, Kim Feenstra, Oliviér Josepha and Chanel Trapman.
Fashion for Good launched its new Good Shop theme REBORN yesterday. REBORN dives into the brands that are trying to close the loop in fashion, creating apparel and footwear that is circular and reduces the need to use new resources. The new theme features brands such as FRANKIE Collective, reworked overstock that is transformed into highly desired sportswear, Silfir, unisex workwear that can be repaired for every season to keep them wearable and fashionable for longer, and a capsule collection of C2C Certified apparel from C&A. Featured alongside the theme is a temporary exhibit of reworked bridal gowns by designer Tess van Zalinge and wedding planner Lotte Grossman under the brand “tesswithlotte”.
Internationally renowned and NY Times bestselling author Dana Thomas hosted the European launch of her latest book “Fashionopolis; The Price of Fast Fashion and The Future of Clothes” in the Fashion for Good Experience on October 8th. Managing Director of Fashion for Good Katrin Ley opened the sold-out event. Sustainable fashion journalist at De Correspondent Emy Demkes then took the stage to moderate an exclusive Q&A between the author and the key selective press, influencers and industry movers and shakers in attendance.
Fashion for Good has selected OFFGRID agency as their local PR and Communications representative in the Netherlands. Starting today, OFFGRID will head PR activities for Fashion for Good, supporting to increase their visibility and local footprint as well as event management for the Fashion for Good Experience.
Innovations in garment fitting, recycling, intelligent machinery and a revolutionary virtual garment marketplace are amongst the solutions from the 12 new innovators joining the latest Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme. Over the next twelve weeks, the selected innovators will participate in a robust curriculum including mentoring and industry expertise from Fashion for Good and its Corporate Partners to catalyse the innovations into the mainstream fashion ecosystem.
We seek a Programme Associate who will be responsible for managing the operations of our newly launched South Asia programme.
With a target size of USD 60m, the Good Fashion Fund is the first investment fund focused solely on driving the implementation of innovative solutions in the fashion industry.
Fashion for Good is expanding to South Asia with the launch of a dedicated regional innovation programme. Leading up to the expansion, scheduled for later this year, we are now calling for innovative start-ups from across South Asia with disruptive sustainability solutions applicable to the fashion supply chain. Selected innovators will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions as part of Fashion for Good’s Innovation Day to be held at the Mercedes Benz Sri Lanka Fashion Week on November 24th.
Fashion for Good celebrates the launch of a new theme: COLOUR, in their Good Shop. COLOUR explores the alternative methods to colouring textiles and footwear showcasing six inventive brands and designers challenging current dyeing and colouring processes in the fashion industry.
Fashion for Good’s Accelerator Programme hosted a special edition of the “Meet the Innovators” event, together with Helsinki Fashion Week. Last night’s edition featured the founder of Helsinki Fashion Week, Evelyn Mora. She was joined by Finnish ambassador to the Netherlands Päivi Kaukoranta and innovators from Fashion for Good-Plug and Play’s Accelerator Programme: Indidye, MonoChain and Pure Waste Textiles.
Fashion for Good, in collaboration with Accenture Strategy, today launch a new report, “The Future of Circular Fashion: Assessing the Viability of Circular Business Models”, that for the first time explores the financial viability of circular business models in the fashion industry. The study looks into three different models – rental, subscription-rental and recommerce, to assess the financial viability of each when adopted in four different market segments – value, mid-market, premium and luxury.
The latest organization joining Fashion for Good is Arvind Limited, the global leader in apparel manufacturing and trailblazer in advanced materials. With Arvind, the Fashion for Good Innovation Platform gains a well-experienced partner that is committed to testing and implementing sustainable innovations.
Today, Circle Economy announces the strategic partnership of Fashion for Good, the global initiative to make all fashion good, with its Switching Gear project. The initiative aims to accelerate re-commerce and rental business models in the apparel industry.
Fashion for Good welcomes four new innovators to their Scaling Programme. All of these innovators were prior participants in the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme, meaning they continue to scale and develop their technologies.
As of today a new wave of innovators is joining the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator. The world’s premier sustainable textile and circular fashion innovation platform welcomes the ten innovators below that aim to reshape the fashion industry for good. The programme involves a twelve-week curriculum, including mentorship and business development opportunities with the corporate partners.
Norrøna is the latest fashion brand to join Fashion for Good, the global initiative to support innovations with the aim to transform the fashion industry towards a circular model.
Today Fashion for Good will celebrate its first theme launch of the year since opening in October 2018. The theme ‘NAKED’ will take museum visitors on a transparent journey through fashion. The Fashion for Good Experience will feature 6 new brands, aligned with the theme, in the Good Shop – some which are making their way to Europe for the first time.
Amsterdam – Today the Fashion for Good Experience opens a temporary exhibit featuring the collections of the Redress Design Award 2018 – the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. The unique pieces of the finalists are created with zerowaste,upcycling and reconstruction techniques, and are designed by passionate, talented game-changers with the aim to transform the global fashion industry.
Today Fashion for Good and BESTSELLER, international fashion company with more than 20 brands in its portfolio, announce their partnership. This exemplifies their mutual commitment for industry-wide collaboration, in order to bring game-changing circular innovation to supply chains.
Today Fashion for Good and Otto Group with its companies OTTO and bonprix announce their partnership. Both partners emphasise their commitment to a good fashion industry in their shared agenda, which drive the call for international and collaborative innovation within the circular apparel industry.
On the 28th of November Clare Press, Australian Vogue’s sustainability Editor-At-Large hosted the European launch for her book Rise & Resist, How to Change the World. The launch contained a personal Q&A on stage moderated by international model, co-founder of Model Mafia and activist Nimue Smit. An exclusive selection of press, influencers, movers and shakers of the good fashion industry joined the book launch at Fashion for Good.
AMSTERDAM – Today, Fashion for Good is adding five companies to its Scaling Programme. These companies offer innovative and game changing solutions. From using mycelium material and fiber welding, to rethinking waste water treatment and recommerce, they champion the future of good fashion. Working on concrete implementation projects, they are demonstrating that good fashion is not only possible but within reach
On the 5th of October Fashion for Good opens its brand new Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam. The Experience is an interactive museum outfitted with the latest technology. If you’re interested in fashion, innovation and sustainability this is a fun, immersive must-visit venue in Amsterdam.
Fashion for Good is proud to announce the official partnership with Stella McCartney, one of the leading global luxury lifestyle brands dedicated to sustainability and innovation. The partnership demonstrates both partners’ shared commitment to industry-wide collaboration and to integrating disruptive innovations within the fashion supply chain.
Fashion for Good and ZDHC are looking for innovators at the forefront of safer chemistry. In this joint call for applications, companies run for selection into the 3-month Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator, as well as a chance to participate in the exclusive “Friends of ZDHC” event on 7th of December 2018 in Amsterdam.
From bio based dyes and fibres made from banana to software developed specifically for closet management – these are a few examples of the next generation innovators that will be supported by the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator. Starting today, twelve selected start-ups will join the Accelerator Programme that aims to help innovative technologies and business models with the greatest potential to reshape the fashion industry for good. This involves a twelve-week curriculum, including mentorship from corporate partners adidas, C&A, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, PVH Corp., Target and Zalando.
In the first week of October, Fashion for Good will open its brand new Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam. The Experience will be an interactive technology-driven museum focusing on sustainable and circular fashion and innovation. The museum aims to change the hearts and minds of visitors by helping them discover the stories behind their clothes, learn how they can take action and explore how they can have an impact on both an industry and international level.
Fashion for Good is proud to announce the release of the world’s first comprehensive toolkit on the product development of Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM apparel products. It contains two ground-breaking tools for clothing manufacturers and fashion brands: The world’s first guide on Developing Cradle to Cradle Certified denim, as well as the Assessed Materials Almanac which specifies materials and ingredients currently assessed for C2C certification with regards to Material Health available for use in the fashion industry.
Today Spinnova and Fashion for Good join forces through the Scaling Programme. Spinnova is the Finnish developer of a cellulose fibre with a breakthrough production process. This process uses a unique technology that turns wood pulp directly into yarn, without using any harmful chemicals or water- or energy consuming steps in the process. This manufacturing process method uses up to 99% less water compared to cotton.
Fashion for Good and PVH Corp., one of the largest apparel companies in the world that owns brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, today announce their partnership to accelerate the transition towards a good fashion industry. This partnership demonstrates their shared commitment to industry-wide collaboration and to integrating disruptive innovations within in the fashion supply chain.
This week, Fashion for Good celebrates its first year by hosting Innovation Fest, at their hub in Amsterdam. Approximately 180 innovators, brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations and investors convened to discover breakthrough ideas and network with others united, in a shared ambition to make fashion a force for good.
From today Ambercycle, BEXT360 and Tyton Biosciences join forces with Fashion for Good, as the three new participants in the Scaling Programme. These companies focus on chemical recycling and traceability solutions. They will now get the unique opportunity to connect to manufacturers, brands and investors capable of helping them fast-track the implementation and adoption of their daring innovations.
Fashion for Good-Plug and Play accelerator announces third batch of start-ups
Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and adidas, a global leader in the sporting goods industry, today announce their partnership to accelerate and scale sustainable innovation in the apparel industry.
Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, today announced their partnership with Zalando, the leading European online fashion platform, to accelerate and scale sustainable innovation in the fashion industry.
Today, Fashion for Good celebrates its first year of operations by hosting an industry event on “Accelerating and Scaling Daring Innovation” at its hub in central Amsterdam.
Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and ColorZen, the New York-based textile dyeing innovator, have announced their partnership to drive sustainable change that is accessible, affordable and attractive.
Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and The Infinited Fiber Company, a Finland-based textile chemical recycling company, jointly announce today that they will be collaborating through Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme to facilitate change that is accessible, affordable and attractive for all.
The EcoChic Design Award is the world’s largest sustainable design competition for emerging designers. It is organised by Redress, an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry. On 2 November 2017, Fashion for Good partnered with Redress to launch an exhibition featuring designs from this year’s competition finalists.
Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and Worn Again, the London-based textile chemical recycling company, jointly announce today that they will be collaborating through Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme to facilitate change that is accessible, affordable and attractive for all.
This December, visitors are invited to get inspired and feel the spirit of sustainable innovation at Fashion for Good’s Holiday Festivities, hosted at our first hub in the centre of Amsterdam.
This November, Fashion for Good is partnering with Redress, the Hong Kong-based NGO working to cut waste out of fashion, for a special exhibition showcasing select pieces from their EcoChic Design Award 2017 finalists’ collections.
Fashion for Good is pleased to announce a new collaboration with SoftWear Automation Inc., an Atlanta-based robotic sewing company. SoftWear and Fashion for Good will work together to encourage the widespread use of fully automated Sewbot™ worklines for t-shirts and apparel, footwear and home goods.
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Fashion for Good, Plug and Play, C&A, Galeries Lafayette Group and Kering announced the graduation of its inaugural batch of start-ups and unveiled the innovators that will join the programme’s second edition.
Fashion for Good is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Tamicare Ltd, a UK based company specialised in innovative 3D textile printing. Tamicare and Fashion for Good will work together to promote the use of Tamicare’s breakthrough Cosyflex® — the world’s first technology developed to mass produce 3D printed finished textile products — within the apparel and footwear sector.
Katrin Ley, an experienced professional in the fields of apparel and impact investing, joins the global initiative as Managing Director.
After the launch of the Lafayette Plug and Play innovation platform in 2016, the Galeries Lafayette group pursues its innovation strategy and becomes a corporate partner of the Plug and Play – Fashion for Good accelerator, alongside its founding brand partners Kering, the global luxury group, C&A, the global fashion retailer and the C&A Foundation.
Want to find out more about Fashion for Good? Watch this video to see how our focus on innovation, collaboration, and community can reimagine the fashion industry. It gives a snapshot of who we are, what we want to achieve and how we aim to achieve it.
You are invited to meet the innovators, brands and impact investors and discuss how to make fashion a force for good on the 17th of May from 18:00 – 21:00 at Rokin 102, 1012 KZ Amsterdam, Netherlands.
C&A collaborated with Fashion for Good to develop the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD fashion garment and plans to further intensify the collaboration going forward.
Fashion for Good began its life on March 30th on a sunny afternoon in Amsterdam. Representatives from major brands, key initiatives and dynamic startups across the fashion and sustainability sectors came together at our HQ at 102 Rokin to learn about our philosophy and play their part.
Fashion for Good, Plug and Play and Kering have revealed the sustainable textile start-ups awarded a place in the ‘Plug and Play – Fashion for Good’ accelerator to support the scale-up of their innovations.
Fashion for Good aims to make all fashion good. Innovation is key to achieving that goal.
Fashion for Good is making an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, fashion and sustainability thought leaders today in Amsterdam.
Interview with Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug and Play, describing how startups have the potential to accelerate the transformation of the fashion industry.
Interview with Erik Schilp, managing partner of the consultancy boutique VISSCH+STAM and curator of the launchpad exhibition of the Fashion for Good Experience.
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